Stages & Ages - Teens & Beyond

Listen Up! It’s Time to Talk With Your Teen About Alcohol

Some conversations with your teen can be difficult, but openly talking about underage drinking is essential in keeping your child healthy and safe.

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What Parents In the Autism Community Want You to Know!

When the most important person in your world has autism spectrum disorder, your world reaches a new level of love and understanding.

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Attention: Don’t Forget about a Mental Health Check-In with your Teens

It’s now a time of transition, hybrid, mixed with many unknowns, are we forgetting to check in on our teenagers? Do we sometimes think, “they have their video games and

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Tuscarawas County Library offering ready for school backpacks

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – From storytimes to a vast collection of picture books, and now backpacks the library places an emphasis on early literacy skills.

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Together We Rise – Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention

In 2020, 6,122 calls were made to Stark County Children Services Report Line, resulting in 2,762 cases requiring assistance or intervention.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Marijuana Myths

Marijuana culture would have you believe that using weed is safe and relaxing, but don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors.

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Spring break staycation activities announced!

(Wilmont, Ohio) – It is acknowledged that a daily dose of nature is good for our minds and bodies. Getting outside boosts mood, reduces anxiety, and improves sleep, so how

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Becoming a More Nurturing Parent by Improving the Home Environment and Yourself)

We know the lessons that we have to teach our kids in life and becoming a more nurturing parent could help!

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Local library launches new teen subscription box

(Dover, Ohio) – Teens in grades six through twelve are invited to sign up for the Dover Public Library’s Teen Subscription Box.

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Together We Rise – Meet The Fisher Family

“They have big hearts and truly want to make a difference in the lives of all the children. Their willingness to help children, other foster parents, and the agency has

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Plan Your On-the-Go Health Snacks!

COVID-19 has forced many families to pump the brakes and slow down, but as summer looms and vaccines ease restrictions, it’s time to stock up on easy-to-grab snacks!

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Local teens join forces in drug and alcohol use prevention

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Teenagers from several school districts in Tuscarawas County are joining forces with other youth and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug and

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Mentor Mondays – The Importance of Activities

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the lives of children – one of these being activity involvement. As many school, community, and sporting events continue to be canceled,

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Is gaming good for kids?

(U.S.) – Research has shown people who play video games like Fortnite or Rocket League have higher visual acuity, meaning they can keep track of multiple moving objects at once

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Is your kid getting way too much screen time these days?

(U.S.) – As vaccines become more available and life begins returning to so-called normal, caregivers and educators may have to contend with dramatically increased screen time habits that kids developed

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identity theft is affecting our children

Is your child protected from identity theft?

(Ohio) – A warning from state officials to parents: con artists are targeting your children in identity theft schemes.

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Together We Rise – Meet The Muckley Family

Having a passion for helping those in need, improving the community, and sharing God’s love, the Muckley family felt called to become foster parents.

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Local Prevention Efforts Continue to Prevail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – While outreach efforts have changed amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition remains committed to continuing work locally to promote youth substance use prevention.

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HELP! My Teenager is Starting to Date

Very few parents enjoy the idea of their teenager dating, but teaching your teen that love is respect will prepare them for the world of adolescent romance.

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Ohio School Safety Center Releases 2020 Annual Report

(Ohio) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) recently released its 2020 Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) Annual Report which demonstrates its ongoing commitment to school security during the COVID-19

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Dates for annual Earth Day race announced

(Wilmont, Ohio) –  The Wilderness Center’s (TWC) annual Earth Day race has a new name, new look, and new energy as it resumes following last year’s cancellation.

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Together We Rise – Kinship Placement

Kinship care is commonly defined as the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by individuals who already have a connection with that child. Kinship can include relatives and

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Kent State Tuscarawas named a military friendly school

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Kent State University at Tuscarawas has earned the 2021–2022 Military Friendly ® School designation.

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Together We Rise – Youth in Transition

When foster families show a commitment to their foster children, it can greatly impact children’s well-being and health – and especially their futures. One teenage girl, Kallie, has shared about

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Local organization launches unique approach to mental health education

(Canton, Ohio) – Middle school students in Stark County have an innovative new way to learn about their mental health in a format they are likely to enjoy: an age-appropriate

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Apply These 5 Techniques To Improve Conflict Management

There are times in all of our lives when we have to deal with difficult people leading to a focus on conflict management.

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Mentor Mondays – Myths About Becoming a Big

Often, there are myths about becoming a Big which can keep individuals from volunteering. The staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio would like to dispel these

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Did You Know? Kindness Benefits Others AND YOU!

Have you heard? It’s cool to be kind. Find a way to include your kids in putting a little kindness into action every day!

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Together We Rise – The Perspective of a CPS Worker

We often hear the stories of foster families and the children whom they have shared their homes and their lives with. But, behind the scenes, are those who perform the

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Healthy Tip Tuesday-My Son is 1 out of 100

Last week we kicked off the month by acknowledging that February was heart month and bringing awareness to heart health. Did you know that 1 out of every 100 children

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Dust Off the Dining Room Table!

Looking for a way to foster positive growth and development in a safe, healthy way? Pull up a chair and sit down to dinner with your family!

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